Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Thorn by Intisar Khanani. This retelling of The Goose Girl has me really excited.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Christmas ActuallyTitle: Christmas Actually: Bite-sized sweet holiday romance reads
Author: Teri Wilson (editor)
Publisher: Pretty Bliss Press
Publication Date: December 1, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Christmas actually is all around…

Join eleven best-selling and award-winning authors under the mistletoe as they share bite-sized holiday romances celebrating the joy and romcom sweetness of the Christmas season!

The Christmas Wedding Date by Shirley Jump
When Holly McDaniels gets roped into attending her hometown Christmas ball, she convinces her handsome neighbor, workaholic Nick Corvino, to play the part of husband, giving the bah humbug bachelor a taste of Christmas magic that just might lead to a very real holiday happy-ever-after.

Gingerbread and Jingle Bells by Caro Carson
A big-city businesswoman answers her grandma’s plea for holiday-rush help at the family bakery, only to find herself apologizing to the small town’s handsome veterinarian each time she thwarts her grandma’s matchmaking schemes—until she discovers the mastermind behind all the romantic plans wasn’t her grandma, after all.

A Merry Aussie Christmas by Stefanie London
Their relationship is so fake it comes with costumes... Will spending a whole month as Patterson's Bluff's official Mr. and Mrs. Claus give a golden girl and the town outcast a second chance at love?

Mission: Merry Christmas by Nancy Naigle
A physical therapist finds her client bah-humbugging the Christmas spirit out of everyone and decides to focus on getting him back on the nice list.

Christmas In Sweetland by Lacey Baker
A restless hometown girl strikes a deal with the uptight guy next door to win a neighborhood holiday decorating contest—but they’ll both need a little Christmas magic to survive missing cupcakes, broken twinkle lights and falling in love.

The Matchmaking Christmas Spirit by Lindsay Emory
An event planner and a handsome handyman keep getting thrown together by a matchmaking Christmas spirit who won’t stop meddling in matters of the heart.

Christmas Eve at the USO by Tif Marcelo
When former college sweethearts and Army soldiers reunite at the Dallas Airport USO during a Christmas Eve snowstorm, they try to ignore the love they lost—until the Christmas spirit decides to play Cupid, leaving them with no choice but to go after the love wished they still had.

A Midnight Clear by Victoria Schade
A dog sitter booked to spend the Christmas holiday caring for a client's new puppy is surprised to discover that an approaching snowstorm has trapped her with the handsome man of the house.

Love Letters for Christmas by Sasha Summers
When a soldier decides it’s time to meet his long-time teacher pen pal, his visit to her classroom brings all sort of surprises—and might just give them their greatest Christmas gift ever: love.

A Snow Maiden for Christmas by Sariah Wilson
Christina and Jack were high school sweethearts until he left her behind to follow his dreams. Now he's back and their meddling mothers are determined to give Christina and Jack's former romance a second chance by forcing them to play roles opposite one another in their local winter festival.

A Merry Royal Layover by Teri Wilson
When a veterinarian traveling to a remote European village to volunteer at an animal shelter during the Christmas holidays gets an unexpected first-class upgrade, she meets a charming stranger in the airport lounge who may or may not be the country's crown prince. 

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Thoughts

Retellings are always intriguing to me. I don’t think that I have read any that are based on Grimm fairy tale, The Goose Girl . It sounds like this one is going to be a dark story and I can’t wait to read it.

About Intisar Khanani

Inistar Khanani

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Prior to publishing her novels, Intisar worked as a public health consultant on projects relating to infant mortality and minority health, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.

23 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I’m so happy to see Intisar Khanani’s books getting the attention they deserve. I have yet to read Thorn despite buying it when it was released the first time but I have read a couple of her other stories and they were fantastic.

  2. Debra Branigan says:

    This book sounds very interesting and I’m particularly interested because one of my favorite fairy tales was The Goose Girl. Best wishes to the author on the new book.

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